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Air Force’s only combat-ready F-35A units conduct combat power exercise

(U.S. Air Force Photo By Cynthia Griggs) The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time. As the Air Force’s only combat-ready F-35A units, the 388th and 419th FWs must [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

Tyndall AFB will open briefly for Airmen to get their things, will not pay for travel

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speaks with Airmen at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 14, 2018. Air Force senior leaders toured Tyndall Air Force Base to assess the damage from Hurricane Michael, one of the most intense tropical cyclones to ever hit the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, General, Military Families|0 Comments

Shaw AFB evacuates aircraft, non-mission-essential airmen in preparation for hurricane

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – Shaw AFB evacuated its F-16 CM Fighting Falcon aircraft today in preparation for Hurricane Florence. The evacuation follows Gov. Henry McMaster’s declaration of a state of emergency. Shaw AFB remains at Hurricane Condition 3 (HURCON 3), which indicates that winds of 58 mph or greater are possible within 48 [...]

By | September 12th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Chief Master Sgt uses CPR to save woman’s life

Chief Robert P. Herman Jr. is the command chief master sergeant of the 434th Air Refueling Wing, Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. Herman is the primary adviser to the commander on all enlisted issues including the health, welfare, morale, mission effectiveness and proper utilization of more than 1,400 men and women. The 434th ARW [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Air Force declares the F-35A ‘combat ready’

F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., July 13, 2015, during a flight from England to the U.S. The fighters were returning to Luke AFB, Ariz., after participating in the world's largest air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Madelyn [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Air Force / Air Power|1 Comment

Bronze Star for Valor awarded to two Airmen killed in Afghanistan

Pallbearers from the 105th Airlift Wing carry the casket of Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, during a Dignified Transfer of Remains service at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base. Bonacasa was one of the six soldiers killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. Bonacasa was from Coram, N.Y., in Suffolk County [...]

By | February 4th, 2016|Veterans|2 Comments